Our Instructors

Studio Owner, Amy Sanford CYT


 

Amy has been teaching yoga in East Texas for the last ten years, both at Stephen F. Austin State University and at Morning Glory Yoga Studio, which she owns and operates. Her classes are designed to meet the needs of each individual, from beginner to advanced, with an emphasis on proper alignment and breathing. Amy believes that yoga is practiced both on and off the mat, and she encourages her students to explore and deepen their personal practice, then apply lessons learned to moments in their every day lives.She is certified to teach yoga through the Living Yoga Program in Austin, Texas.

 

Lou Vasquez


 

I started practicing yoga poses on my own while living in the Caribbean. When I moved to Nacogdoches TX. I started practicing seriously at Morning Glory Yoga Studio and have incorporated my Yoga practice into my everyday life. I have now become an student of the yogic lifestyle to include asanas (poses) and the other seven limbs of Yoga. The life experience that I bring with me into my practice include serving as a United States Marine, an educator for CPS (Chicago Public Schools), Legal Aid Para-legal, Entrepreneur, Patient advocate (UTMB) and other miscellaneous service related en devours. I received my certification through the Kingwood Yoga Wellness Center under the B.K.S. Iyengar tradition and am registered with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT).

Glenda Webb, RYT


 

In my twenties I had a routine yoga practice. When my two daughters were preschool, we did kids yoga. (I still have the book we used 33 years ago) Then my nursing career came to the forefront of my focus.

Always wanting to share knowledge, I taught many different classes, birthing, sibling, CPR, newborn, pediatric and adult resuscitation.

Knowing the importance of relaxation,

Around two decades ago I took a 600 hour massage therapist course.

As retirement from nursing approached, I decided to reignite my passion for yoga.

Honoring my nature to teach, I took a 200 hour yoga immersion teacher training at the Yoga Center in Asheville, North Carolina. During the immersion, restorative yoga and kids yoga resonated the most with me.

My background in medicine & massage helps with my ultimate goal, to empower people to relieve stress and restore a sense of calmness in their life. I am a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and the Yoga Alliance.

Kelsey Carrasquel, RYT-200


Kelsey Carrasquel is a Yin, Restorative, and Hatha Yoga teacher with a trauma-informed approach to teaching. She weaves in her knowledge on yoga philosophy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, astrology, and tarot into her yoga classes. Kelsey has been practicing yoga for 4 years, and is certified through Yoga Alliance.

Marshall Woods


Originally from Nacogdoches, Marshall is a certified mindfulness coach and has spent a decade traveling the country, studying Eastern philosophy, and learning the true nature of consciousness. His meditation practice focuses on understanding and clearing away the ignorance that causes suffering and practicing mindful awareness in every aspect of life. He is grateful for the opportunity to lead meditation classes at MGY and share his journey with our community.

Khris Hahn


After suffering an extremely traumatic situation in 2015, Khris turned to energy healing to overcome debilitating anxiety and severe stress. In 2017 she was introduced to sound bowls and found that she would come away from each session feeling calmer and more peaceful. After attending several sessions, she purchased a set of crystal sound bowls and began to teach herself how to use them.

In 2018, Khris enrolled with the Sound Healing Academy and became certified as an integral sound healing practitioner. Khris uses a variety of instruments including crystal sound bowls, Tibetan bowls, Koshi chimes, rattles, tuning forks, and a rainstick when holding a sound healing session depending on the needs of those in attendance.

What is a sound bath and sound healing?

Sound baths are when certain instruments such as crystal and Tibetan bowls are played to create various frequencies and vibrations in order to help heal the mind, body, and spirit. As different emotions are held at different states of frequency, the instruments are tuned to those emotional frequencies and, when played, help bring about a state of peace and tranquility. The bowls also emit a vibration which is absorbed within the body. Since the body is about 60-75% water, these vibrations are able to work deep into the cellular level.

As these vibrations and sounds wash over the mind, body, and spirit, they induce a sense of deep relaxation and a release from stress, anxiety, depression, and fear. Some students even go into alpha and theta brainwave states where they find deep insights and an inner awareness that helps them overcome obstacles on their paths.

Studio Owner
Amy Sanford CYT


Amy has been teaching yoga in East Texas for the last ten years, both at Stephen F. Austin State University and at Morning Glory Yoga Studio, which she owns and operates. Her classes are designed to meet the needs of each individual, from beginner to advanced, with an emphasis on proper alignment and breathing. Amy believes that yoga is practiced both on and off the mat, and she encourages her students to explore and deepen their personal practice, then apply lessons learned to moments in their every day lives.She is certified to teach yoga through the Living Yoga Program in Austin, Texas.

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Lou Vasquez


 

I started practicing yoga poses on my own while living in the Caribbean. When I moved to Nacogdoches TX. I started practicing seriously at Morning Glory Yoga Studio and have incorporated my Yoga practice into my everyday life. I have now become an student of the yogic lifestyle to include asanas (poses) and the other seven limbs of Yoga. The life experience that I bring with me into my practice include serving as a United States Marine, an educator for CPS (Chicago Public Schools), Legal Aid Para-legal, Entrepreneur, Patient advocate (UTMB) and other miscellaneous service related en devours. I received my certification through the Kingwood Yoga Wellness Center under the B.K.S. Iyengar tradition and am registered with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT).

Glenda Webb
RYT


 

In my twenties I had a routine yoga practice. When my two daughters were preschool, we did kids yoga. (I still have the book we used 33 years ago)
Then my nursing career came to the forefront of my focus.

Always wanting to share knowledge, I taught many different classes, birthing, sibling, CPR, newborn, pediatric and adult resuscitation.

Knowing the importance of relaxation,

Around two decades ago I took a 600 hour massage therapist course.

As retirement from nursing approached, I decided to reignite my passion for yoga.

Honoring my nature to teach, I took a 200 hour yoga immersion teacher training at the Yoga Center in Asheville, North Carolina. During the immersion, restorative yoga and kids yoga resonated the most with me.

My background in medicine & massage helps with my ultimate goal, to empower people to relieve stress and restore a sense of calmness in their life.
I am a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and the Yoga Alliance.

Kelsey Carrasquel
RYT-200


Kelsey Carrasquel is a Yin, Restorative, and Hatha Yoga teacher with a trauma-informed approach to teaching. She weaves in her knowledge on yoga philosophy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, astrology, and tarot into her yoga classes. Kelsey has been practicing yoga for 4 years, and is certified through Yoga Alliance.

Marshall Woods


Originally from Nacogdoches, Marshall is a certified mindfulness coach and has spent a decade traveling the country, studying Eastern philosophy, and learning the true nature of consciousness. His meditation practice focuses on understanding and clearing away the ignorance that causes suffering and practicing mindful awareness in every aspect of life. He is grateful for the opportunity to lead meditation classes at MGY and share his journey with our community.

Khris Hahn


After suffering an extremely traumatic situation in 2015, Khris turned to energy healing to overcome debilitating anxiety and severe stress. In 2017 she was introduced to sound bowls and found that she would come away from each session feeling calmer and more peaceful. After attending several sessions, she purchased a set of crystal sound bowls and began to teach herself how to use them.

In 2018, Khris enrolled with the Sound Healing Academy and became certified as an integral sound healing practitioner. Khris uses a variety of instruments including crystal sound bowls, Tibetan bowls, Koshi chimes, rattles, tuning forks, and a rainstick when holding a sound healing session depending on the needs of those in attendance.

What is a sound bath and sound healing?

Sound baths are when certain instruments such as crystal and Tibetan bowls are played to create various frequencies and vibrations in order to help heal the mind, body, and spirit. As different emotions are held at different states of frequency, the instruments are tuned to those emotional frequencies and, when played, help bring about a state of peace and tranquility. The bowls also emit a vibration which is absorbed within the body. Since the body is about 60-75% water, these vibrations are able to work deep into the cellular level.

As these vibrations and sounds wash over the mind, body, and spirit, they induce a sense of deep relaxation and a release from stress, anxiety, depression, and fear. Some students even go into alpha and theta brainwave states where they find deep insights and an inner awareness that helps them overcome obstacles on their paths.

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